The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the global geopolitical balance, the shifting of which was already underway. Such shifts in balance often produce new threats and opportunities. In this episode of the “Great Unraveling?” series, Christine Parthemore joins Laurie Laybourn-Langton to discuss how growing destabilization, in part driven by the worsening environmental crisis, is expected to negatively affect security.
Christine Parthemore is the CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks, as well as Director of the Council’s Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons and Manager of its Climate-Nuclear-Security Project. Christine has extensive experience in addressing a range of security issues, from the implications of climate change to countering weapons of mass destruction, and has done so in the U.S. Department of Defense, security think tanks, and academia.